Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday.

Today's topic with The Broke and the Bookish is "Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More." I love this category because I tend to hit and run authors a lot. Only Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben have been the exceptions to this rule in the last few years. But there are many authors whose works I've loved and really, really want to read more!
1. Sarah Addison Allen-- Her book Lost Lake is one of my favorites of 2014.  It's completely original, and I love love love the quirky characters she writes.  
2. Chevy Stevens-- One of the best psychological thrillers I've read in the last few years was her book Still Missing. Her other books seem rather intense like this one, so I'm saving them for a rainy day when I don't mind the stress.
3. Jo Nesbo-- Once I finish my Harlan Coben books, I think I'm going to start on Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole detective series.  After reading The Son, I'm very intrigued by his writing.
4. Ken Follett-- The only book of his I've read, The Man from St. Petersburg, was published in 1982, but it was fantastic.  I know he has some rather popular series/trilogies that span time periods, and those are pretty intriguing to me. 
5. Liane Moriarty-- I don't know how I've managed to only read one book of hers, but The Husband's Secret definitely made me want to read more.
6. S.J. Watson-- Before I Go to Sleep was amazing, and it was only his first novel.  This is one author that I'll be anticipating each book as its released.
7. Rainbow Rowell-- Probably my favorite YA author, and I've only read Eleanor and Park.  Unfortunately I'm not the only one because all of her books have long queues at the library!
8. Alafair Burke-- The competition for Jo Nesbo.  Again, she has a few detective series, only this time with a woman as the main character.
9. Diane Chamberlain-- Granted, I didn't love The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes.  But I did love the way she wrote, and I look forward to trying some others of her stories.
10. Jojo Moyes-- Me Before You is definitely the saddest book of 2014, but boy does she know how to write characters that make the reader fall in love with them.  

3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, you HAVE to read Ken Follet! I've read Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and am currently reading Fall of Giants. He's SUCH an amazing writer (I haven't read the book you spoke about tho). And Lianne Moriarty is one of my favorites now. She's an easy-read author and very relatable, even if the subject matter isn't something that you've personally gone through. Jojo Moyes is a new one for me, but also read one of her books (Me Before You--amazing!) and now am interested in her others.

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  2. Oh my gosh I agree with SO MANY OF THESE!!! I've been dying to read another chevy stevens book since never knowing. And laine moriarty--I feel like she came out of no where!!

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  3. Jo Nesbo and Harlan Coben are big hits at my library. I've never heard of Chevy Stevens. Might have to look into it.

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